Jonathan Wright’s Proppy chair is designed to be comfortable, lightweight and stable on any surface. ‘I was keen for its appeal to be generated from its use. Its visual appearance was secondary and has evolved from non-visual criteria such as comfort, its ability to fold and a desire to use triangulation for strength,’ says Wright, who graduated in architecture from the then Manchester Polytechnic in 1993. The Banana Chair Company in Nottingham manufactured the first batch of 100 Proppies last month.
We’re thrilled to announce the shortlisted projects which will be vying for a coveted Design Week Award on 26 June at the Tower of London.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.
Kempinski, which was founded in Berlin in 1897, is Europe’s oldest five-star hotel group, and has been given a new visual identity by Paris-based studio Work in Progress.